I love weddings! I just finished editing through this wedding and I wanted to share it with everyone!
I’ve been photographing this couple for a few years now, so how wonderful is it that they are now married!
Before the day of the wedding even arrived, I had done a bridal shoot with Bri, the gorgeous bride now with the last name Merrill!
I also got a picture that I adore; it is of her dress in between her mother’s and her grandmother’s dresses:
Then came the day of the wedding!
There were lots of nervous jitters…but the day came together. No, it wasn’t “perfect” maybe because things happened that people could see as disasters, but without a doubt I know this wedding is remembered as perfect. Why? Because love was shared. Not just their own love, but the generational love, and the love of Christ. I know I couldn’t stand taking pictures without tearing up as the bride and groom served communion to all those present.
also, check out Chris’s face when he first sees Bri!
After the ceremony followed cocktail hour, wonderful dinner, and lots of dancing!
The bride and groom left in an array of sparklers!
We were lucky enough they wanted to play with some more sparklers before the night was officially over.
My second shooter also got some wonderful pictures! Thanks Joi Lloyd for coming and working alongside me for this wedding! Here are a few of my favorite of hers:
Congratulations Merrills! Enjoy your newlywed life!
Wedding Planner: Danielle Kathryn
Caterer/Reception Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax
Cake: Simply Desserts
Dress: Klienfields from Church Street Bridal in Lynchburg, VA
Veil: Grandmother’s veil
Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein
Bridal Party dresses: Little Borrowed Dress – “The Hillary”